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HTML 5 - Please enable images? :-) Weekly Issue 86
May 1, 2013
Out Now: 'The Modern Web' by Peter Gasston
A book that covers the latest and most important tools of device-agnostic web development, including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, published by the always excellent No Starch Press. Chapter 6 is offered as a PDF sample.
The State Of HTML5 Video LongTail Video has updated their report that looks at the level of support for HTML5 video on various platforms and browsers from general support to codecs, special features, subtitles, and fullscreen playback.
Bleeding Edge Firefox Feature Roundup Including performance improvements, Web Audio API support, HTML5 notifications, Parallel JS, ES6 support, asm.js and more.
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Push Notifications to the Browser with Server Sent Events Unlike the Web Socket API, Server Sent Events and EventSource object use HTTP to enable real-time server push capabilities within your application. Here, HTML5 Hacks shows off SSE.
Don’t Let The Myths Fool You: The W3C’s Plan for DRM in HTML Rebuttals to some of the common arguments in support of DRM-support in modern Web technologies.
Zelda: A Link to the CSS Donovan Hutchinson recreate the animated title sequence from Zelda: A Link to the Past using just HTML5 and CSS3.
HTML Differences From HTML4 A living document from the WHATWG, who publish the 'HTML' spec (a superset of the W3C's HTML5 spec), that looks at the differences between the modern HTML spec and both HTML4 and HTML5.
HTML5 'VIDEO' Bytes on iOS Steve Souders notes that Mobile Safari uses more bandwidth than you'd expect if a video is on the page, even prior to choosing to play the video.
'Emergent Web Technologies' Course Notes High quality notes and tutorials from a 12 week college course covering HTML5, CSS, responsive design, and JavaScript.
Canvas Blending Now in The Firefox Release Channel Firefox 20 supports 'blending' modes (e.g. difference, multiply, screen, darken, lighten) for HTML5 Canvas elements. It should be coming to Chrome soon too.
All About HTML5 'canvas' Molly Holzschlag takes a high level look at the HTML5 Canvas element. This is very introductory so ideal for beginners considering HTML5 canvas or as a primer for higher-ups.
The Box2d Benchmark Revisited A comparison of a Box2d-based benchmark run on popular JavaScript engines from 18 months ago and now. Big performance gains are seen, especially with the introduction of asm.js in Firefox Nightly.
Heads Up: 'nosniff' Header Support Coming to Chrome and Firefox
Financial Times: 'There is no drawback to working in HTML5'
code and tools
Responsive Inspector: An Extension for Chrome Allows the simple viewing of defined media queries of visited websites. Ideal for developers doing responsive design work.
Muzzley: A Platform for Turning Smartphones Into Controllers A platform that turns a user's smartphone into a gamepad, drawing pad, keyboard, swipe navigator, or switch which you can then process using JavaScript (Node or browser) or ActionScript. There's also a video showing off the basic mechanism.
Chrome Logger: Server Side Application Debugging A Google Chrome extension for debugging server side applications in the Chrome console. Most languages include their own logging capabilities, but sometimes it is easier to see your logs right in the browser.
Hand.js: A Polyfill for Supporting Pointer Events On Every Browser
grunt-webfont: SVG to Web Font Converter for Grunt
Software Engineer - Product at Coursera Coursera is looking for JavaScript/HTML5 experts to build high quality web applications that bring online courses to our students. As part of our small and agile team of software engineers, you will be responsible for architecting and implementing the front-end designs, and working with other members on the team to integrate the the application into our platform.
JavaScript Developer for a High Traffic Hotel Search Engine. (Charlottesville, VA) requires a talented Javascript developer to act as tech lead on our front end re-architecture project. Single-page JS app. Backbone.js, node.js. Great start-up environment. 14 million visits/month - your work will be seen!
Software Engineer at Turn (Silicon Valley) Angular, Node, Bootstrap. Big data, machine learning, distributed systems. If these are technologies you're interested in and you're good with JavaScript, we'd love to talk to you about joining our front-end applications team at Turn.
CSS3 Geometry Daily A tumblelog focused on showing off creative uses of CSS3 for geometry related experiments.
Scrambled: An HTML5-based iOS Word Game Appears to lean heavily on CSS3 animations and transforms for its smooth effects.
Sixteen Colors Draw: An HTML5-based ANSI Art Editor
Impressive Circular Menu with Pure CSS3 + CSS Transforms
last but not least..
2nd Edition of 'HTML5 Canvas' from O'Reilly Now Out 750 pages dedicated to HTML5's powerful Canvas element in print or DRM-free formats.
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